Order a $5 pack of rainbow paper strips from Amazon and try out these three St. Patrick's Day Crafts. The best, and cutest, three in one.
Simple + Festive
With so much doom and gloom in the world, I find a lot of relief in small celebrations. Holidays like St. Patrick's Day are perfect for a break from day to day life. Having simple and festive crafts on hand for a "crafternoon" can help holidays feel special! Order these rainbow paper strips from Amazon, and with just a stapler and scissors, you can create your own three St. Patrick's Day Crafts! This "2 ingredient" craft is right up my alley – colorful, not messy, and easy for kids to help with or do completely on their own.
My kids LOVE a countdown. For every holiday from Valentine's Day to Thanksgiving, we make a paper chain to count down to the big day! For this St. Patrick's Day craft, we embrace the rainbow leading to a pot o' gold and take off a colored link every night. All you need is to link the papers and staple them to make this chain. I like to hide chocolate gold coins in the the pot o' gold bag at the end of the rainbow. Constructing the chain in rainbow order is a great way to talk about the colors in the rainbow and their very specific order.
These little paper strip rainbows are just too cute. They work really well as small accents to your decor, as table place settings, or even for an "I spy" game with the kids. For these St. Patricks Day Crafts, I stacked up paper strips in rainbow order and cut each color about an inch shorter than the last. Staple together the ends that match up, and then arch the papers to create the rainbow. Staple the other end together, and the rainbow should be free-standing! To take these one step further you could create little cotton ball clouds on each end.
These paper shamrocks are so cute! My biggest tip for this craft is to not focus on making them look too perfect. At the end of the day, St. Patrick's Day is a whimsical holiday and the decor can be too! For these, I took two strips of paper and stapled the ends together, then used them to create a heart shape with another staple. Four of these hearts, stapled together, makes your lucky clover! Create a stem with another shade of green or color, and you have a shamrock. These would work well as part of a wreath, garland, or table setting. We're even hanging them in our bay window with our Post-it Rainbow Window.
How about you guys? Are there any St. Patrick's Day crafts you make each year?